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Israel extends detention of Jordanian detainees till Monday

The two Jordanians (left: Khalifa, right: Musab)
The two Jordanians (left: Khalifa, right: Musab) who were arrested by Israeli forces after sneaking across the border on May 16, 2021. (Photo: Handout from the detainees' families)
AMMAN —Israeli authorities have extended the detention of the two Jordanian detainees, Musab Daajah and Khalifa Al-Anouz, until Monday, pending further investigation, their lawyer, Khalid Al-Mahajneh said on Thursday.اضافة اعلان

Earlier in the day, the Foreign Ministry had released a statement saying it was coordinating with the Kingdom’s embassy in Tel Aviv to follow up on the conditions of the detainees.

In the statement, Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Dhaifallah Fayez, noted that the embassy plans to visit the detained Jordanians on Sunday to check on the conditions under which they have been held, provide the necessary support, including proper care to their health and mental wellbeing.

He explained that the Israeli authorities approved the visit request on Wednesday and reiterated that the Foreign Ministry will continue to follow up on developments in the situation to protect the detainees’ legal and human rights, and secure their release.

The Foreign Ministry on Tuesday summoned the Israeli ambassador in Amman to “deliver a harshly-worded message regarding the detention of Daajah and Anouz, aged 38 and 29, in Israel and the way the case and the two men are being treated by the Israeli authorities”.